Hoosier Guy wrote
I really like my DX6i and it's a great beginners radio. I'm very close to deciding on upgrading to a DX8 because I want telemetry now and also lighted screen.
here is a link to install a backlight kit into a Dx-6i or Dx-7 radio. This is the kit I put in my DX-7 radio.
I could be wrong, but I don't think the Dx-8 has any dedicated Sailplane programming. Look at the specs, first.